Summer Skincare Myths You Need To Stop Believing

MYTH: Coconut oil is the best all-natural moisturizer

FACT: Nope, Argan oil is better. “Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so it’s not great for acne-prone skin because it is highly comedogenic, meaning it clogs pores,” says DeMartino. “There are plenty of all-natural oils that are better for the skin and won’t clog or cause breakouts, like Argan oil. Since it’s plant-based, it’s great for sensitive and acne-prone skin.”

MYTH: Skin is oilier in the summer, so you don’t need moisturizer

FACT: Moisturizers are still a must according to Dr. Liotta. “They not only discourage the build-up of dead skin cells by keeping the skin cells healthier, but if you toss your moisturizer altogether, your skin can get dry and dehydrated, and actually increase oil production in response,” she warns

When does Rihanna not come through? Case and point: her Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation. When this foundation first dropped the beauty-world gave Riri a (virtual) standing ovation and it’s been one of our fave formulas ever since. The foundation is oil-free and is made with climate-adaptive technology that’s resistant to oil, sweat, and humidity so it’ll stay in place all day long.

It’s medium-to-full coverage but it is buildable, so you can cater the finish to your preference. As it’s also a soft matte finish, it looks really natural on the skin so it’s ideal if you’re going for that no makeup makeup look. And of course, we can’t forget to mention that it comes in a record-breaking 50 shades.

Tip: For a full-coverage finish, use two to three pumps and stipple the foundation on using a foundation brush, then airbrush the finish by bouncing a damp makeup sponge to finish. Set with a little setting powder across the T-zone.

When does Rihanna not come through? Case and point: her Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation. When this foundation first dropped the beauty-world gave Riri a (virtual) standing ovation and it’s been one of our fave formulas ever since. The foundation is oil-free and is made with climate-adaptive technology that’s resistant to oil, sweat, and humidity so it’ll stay in place all day long.

It’s medium-to-full coverage but it is buildable, so you can cater the finish to your preference. As it’s also a soft matte finish, it looks really natural on the skin so it’s ideal if you’re going for that no makeup makeup look. And of course, we can’t forget to mention that it comes in a record-breaking 50 shades.

Tip: For a full-coverage finish, use two to three pumps and stipple the foundation on using a foundation brush, then airbrush the finish by bouncing a damp makeup sponge to finish. Set with a little setting powder across the T-zone.

*Price, £10.45

MYTH: People with oily skin shouldn’t use face oils

FACT: On the contrary, people with oily skin many times tend to over-strip their natural oil by using products with harsh ingredients. “Using face oils can help to replenish the skin’s natural oil production, keeping oil levels balanced,” explains Ann Balaguera, national director of esthetics.( find more tips here

MYTH: Darker complexions do not need as much sun protection.

FACT: No matter what your skin color, you still need sun protection. “Damaging UV rays can penetrate all types of skin, regardless of your ethnicity, so even people with dark skin need sunscreen,” says dr Ali hendi, skin cancer surgeon and co-founder of Luminora (a sun protective apparel company).

MYTH: You don’t have to wear sunscreen on cloudy and overcast days

FACT: One more time for the people in the back: YOU STILL NEED SPF. “UV rays can penetrate through clouds and can cause sun damage and premature aging, so sun protective clothing is a good way to protect yourself without having to put on sunscreen on the covered areas,” says Dr. Hendi.

MYTH: You cannot use retinol or other retinoids during the summer because they cause sun sensitivity

FACT: You can still use them, as long as you’re smart about it. “Photosensitivity can occur when people first start using retinoids, so sun safety and protective measures are advised,” explains Dr. King. “After a few months of therapy, the skin’s response to UV radiation returns to normal and I think one reason people believe this myth is because they’re instructed to apply retinoids at bedtime, not during the day. This is because retinoids are often degraded by sunlight, which makes them less effective, not because they cause sun sensitivity.”

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